On the Oregon Trail : Cross Stitch Pattern by Heartstring Samplery

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The idea for this sampler has been floating around in my brain for quite some time; it is my tribute to Oregon's 150th year of statehood.

Although the characters in my little story are fictional, each aspect of their story is a historically documented event that occurred during this important part of American history.

Lydia Winters dearly loved to work with needle & thread. At 11 years of age, she was already an accomplished seamstress. Upon learning that her family would be traveling the Oregon Trail, she immediately knew how she wanted make a record of their travels. She had from infancy admired the carefully preserved band sampler which was stitched years ago by her Great-Grandmother, & had always wanted to make one herself. But sampler stitching was no longer in vogue, so the opportunity had not presented itself to her until now… Now she would stitch bands representative of the visions they would surely see on their way.

In addition to the charted sampler, there is a more complete story of the Winters family, including a sheet dedicated to telling the historical context of each band stitched in the sampler.

Stitch Count: 140 by 342
Model stitched 35 count linen

The pattern comes with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, a color photograph, and my recommendations for floss and finishing of the sampler. It will come enclosed in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.

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This sampler is amazing. I've spent a good twenty minutes reading the story of the Winters family and the meanings of each of the bands. By the time I finished reading I knew I wanted to work the sampler exactly as Lydia worked it (bottom up) even though there are mods available, and I appreciate having DMC conversions. Such a creative sampler!
Jul 22, 2016 by Shelley
Wonderful pattern; I want to make this since we are moving to Oregon.
Jan 2, 2015 by Mildred E Jaggard
Thank you for sending the "top-down" design. Can't wait to get started. Perfect transaction.
Feb 23, 2014 by jlgeibel
lovely products, super fast service
Jan 25, 2011 by A fellow maker

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